- Understand the patterns and processes underlying tropical biodiversity
- Assess the impacts that global change will have on the natural environment
- Provide knowledge for natural resource policy and management within Australia and internationally.
The CTBCC has strong links to key initiatives such as Earthwatch, IUCN, NERP and NCCARF. We represent a unique initiative designed to understand and address the critical issues faced by the tropics as we move into the future.
Our capacity to be the key source for biodiversity-relevant information for governments, NGO's, industry and educational institutions is built on decades of sustained expertise in tropical biodiversity issues. Initially focused on the Wet Tropics region of northern Australia, our research and involvement now expand across the broader savannah habitats of tropical Australia and out in to the tropics of Asia, South and Central America.
The CTBCC can provide the necessary tools and expertise to understand and maintain terrestrial biodiversity on a global scale. We engage in both pure and applied research, and provide policy-makers and natural resource managers with the knowledge to make informed, robust decisions aimed at minimising biodiversity loss in a changing climate.
Highly recognised and cited researchers
Our Centre represents a dynamic mix of research scientists covering a broad range of expertise and collaborations, engaged in both pure and applied research.
Researchers at the Centre provide services in data collection, analysis and reporting of information and knowledge for stakeholders in a range environmental areas. Researchers are also currently undertake investigations on how to best record, store, and display this information on a number of platforms.